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need help from those who used the momo 7306 steering wheel adapter hub
Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:49 PM
Is the hub adapter supposed to slide in more? If so, then whats the best way to get it on there?
update: It looks like the hub needs to slide in another 3/8". But I would call it good enought if I could get the washer, lock washer, and the nut all the way on.
Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:38 PM
So what should I do at this point. Give installing the hub by torque the nut on another chance? Or I could remove the hub and bore out the inside of the hub just a little. I could use a dremel to remove a little metal. Will this ruin the balance of the hub? Does that matter? And how do I remove the hub cause there are no threaded holes on the hub to use my steering wheel puller?
For future reference, the nut is a M12 with a 1.25mm pitch.
Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:19 PM
Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:53 PM
Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:03 PM
I did NOT use the lock washer, and that allowed the nut to thread, nearly evenly, onto the shaft. The adapter did NOT slide all the way on, BUT it did BITE the shaft splines properly and with the nut impacted down...i'd say 80 ftlbs.....after 400 autox runs, 40k street miles and a day at a road course....oh, and 2 years later down the road...its A-OK.
Thanks man, your always helpful. 80 ft-lbs seems like too much. I think I will try 27 ft-lbs with blue locktite. I hope I get the hub on straight the first time, because I don't know how I am going to pull it off if its off center.
BTW, for those wondering how to wire the horn. My horn button has 2 spade tabs, one goes to ground and the other goes to the horn wire under the dash (follow the clock spring wires to a 3-wire plug (if you have cruise control) that accepts spade plugs). The 2 wires will simply wrap around the steering shaft as you turn the steering wheel. It seems okay and looks like it will work well. Just remember to leave enough slack in the wires to turn the wheel completely to each side.
Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:07 PM
You're torque wrench could be drasticly off. I had one that when set at 51 lb. ft. it was actually throwing over 100 at the bolts. How old is yours?
I think you may be right. My torque wrench is a craftsman digitork wrench 5-80 ft-lbs and it has been acting strange. I think it is 3 to 4 years old, but I use it a lot. I should get it serviced. I'll try using my other torque wrench tomorrow.
Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:43 PM
Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:31 AM
I'm not sure about getting them serviced. But its a craftsman, they'll usually replace defecive equipment free of charge at a crafsman dealer. I've done it may times at the local sears store. I've broken too many 1/4 drive ratchets in my day:-\
Craftsman torque wrenches only have a 90 day warrantee. But I think they will recalibrate and service them for a fee if you take them in to a sears repair shop.
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